Keep an eye out for a list of our community partners! To register for Homeschool Day, click HERE

Registration closes September 17, 2021.


For more information and to register for our Homeschool Nature Series, please click HERE.


Austin Zoo Saturday Camps

Our Saturday Camps are back! Do you have a child with a thirst for knowledge and a love for wildlife? Look no further than Austin Zoo’s Saturday Camps! On 2 Saturdays a month, we will host an all-day camp where we will explore our world through animal encounters, biofacts, crafts, STEM activities, keeper talks, and more!

Camps will run from 10 AM – 4PM.

To register for Saturday Camps, click HERE.


The Rawhide Rocket

will be CLOSED beginning

Monday, July 12th

for an undetermined period of time

for upgrades to improve our train experience!

We will keep you updated on re-opening as we have more information.


Mask Policy

Following CDC and Austin Travis County Health Authority guidance, Austin Zoo has updated its mask recommendation and general visitor information.

Masks will be required in any indoor space. Our Events Pavilion/Education Building, our Discovery Center and our Gift Shop and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. 

Under Stage 5 COVID precautions, Travis County health officials recommend that vaccinated people wear masks at private indoor and outdoor gatherings, while traveling and while dining and shopping. Those who are unvaccinated are recommended to avoid private indoor and outdoor gatherings, to travel only if it’s essential (with masks) and to dine and shop only if it’s essential (with masks). 


Our animals are most active during the morning hours, plan to come early.

DAILY ZOOKEEPER TALKS

Schedule

Monday

  • 10:30 AM – Red Fox Wiley/ Coatimundi
  • 11:30 AM – Llamas/Alpacas
  • 2:30 PM – Birds
  • 3:30 – Gator

Tuesday

  • 10:30 AM – Tortoises
  • 11:30 AM – Russian Red Foxes
  • 2:30 PM – Zebra/Ostrich
  • 3:30 PM – Lions

Wednesday

  • 10:30 AM – Primate Palace
  • 11:30 AM – Bears
  • 2:30 PM – Birds
  • 3:30 – Gator

Thursday

  • 10:30 AM – Tortoises
  • 11:30 AM – Petting Corral
  • 2:30 PM – Prairie Dogs
  • 3:30 PM – Discovery Center

Friday

  • 10:30 AM – Primates (Patas/Colobus)
  • 11:30 AM – Bobcat
  • 2:30 PM – Binturong
  • 3:30 PM – Gator

Saturday

  • 10:30 AM – Zebra/Ostrich
  • 11:30 AM – Binnie the Binturong
  • 2:30 PM – Bobcats

Sunday

  • 10:30 AM – Primate Palace
  • 11:30 AM – Zebra/Ostrich
  • 2:30 PM – AC Porcupines
  • 3:30 PM – Cougar


 

Capybara Encounter

Enter the world of our Capybara during your very own Capybara Encounter. 

These good tempered and gregarious animals will delight you during your time with them. An Animal Care staff member will be with you during your entire encounter.

We have enhanced safety measures in place for each encounter, please carefully review our encounter guidelines.

  • Capybara Encounters are available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:00pm.
  • Reservations must be made and paid for 24 hours in advance, to ensure staff availability. Call 512.695.3021 to secure your spot.
  • The cost of your encounter is $40 per person.
  • Encounters are limited to three individuals from the same household.
  • Guests must be10 years of age or older.
  • We will provide gloves for guests to wear. Gloves are required for your entire experience.
  • Please check in at our Admissions trailer 10 minutes before your scheduled encounter to review and sign a liability release.
  • A member of our Animal Care staff will be taking photographs or videos for you. We ask that one guest per group provide a smart phone. Guests will not be allowed to take photos/videos. This is for your safety!
  • You will enjoy 35 minutes with our Capybara.
  • Please do not be late! You will want to spend as much time as possible with Diego, Enrique, and Olivia!
  • We accept Master Card, Visa and Discover.

This activity has been authorized by our Board Certified Zoological Medicine Veterinarian.

 

Galapagos Tortoise Encounter

Are you ready to have an up close and personal encounter with our Galapagos Tortoises? These gentle giants love eating lettuce right from your hand, supervised by one of our Animal Care staff members.

We have enhanced safety measures in place for each encounter, please carefully review our encounter guidelines.

  • Tortoise Encounters are available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am.
  • Reservations must be made and paid for 24 hours in advance, to ensure staff availability. Call 512.695.3021 to secure your spot.
  • The cost of your encounter is $25 per person.
  • Encounters are limited to three individuals from the same household.
  • Guests must be 5 years of age or older. Children under 10 years of age must be supervised by an adult.
  • We will provide gloves for guests to wear. Gloves are required for your entire experience.
  • Please check in at our Admissions trailer 10 minutes before your scheduled encounter, to review and sign a liability release.
  • A member of our Animal Care staff will be taking photographs or videos for you. We ask that one guest per group provide a smart phone. Guests will not be allowed to take photos/videos. This is for your safety!
  • Our encounters are 25 minutes long.
  • Please do not be late!  You will want to spend as much time as possible with Muffet, Gertie and Wheezy!

This activity has been authorized by our Board Certified Zoological Medicine Veterinarian.


 

Purchase An Austin Zoo Membership!

Your membership will go into effect the day you visit the Zoo to pick up your membership packet after we reopen. Click HERE to purchase your membership today!

 

How You Can Help Austin Zoo Animals

1. Donate today by clicking on the donate button you see below.

2. Purchase a yearly membership by clicking HERE. Your membership will expire one year from the date of purchase. 

3. Mail us a check to: Austin Zoo PO Box 91808, Austin, TX 78709.

 

 

 

Join Us for A Virtual Education Program!

Let us virtually bring the zoo to you! We are excited to offer virtual programs via Zoom! To schedule a virtual program or to get more information, please email our Education Manager at EDUCATION@AUSTINZOO.ORG.

 

Our mission is to assist

animals in need through rescue,

conservation and education. 


 

 

Austin Zoo is proud to be a Zoological Association of America Accredited Facility.